The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
UK / England
Rank 499 537 502
Rank change year-on-year +38 -35  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 67 78 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 62 56
Median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £340
% change year-on-year +16.66% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 25 £363 -9.37% 20
South East +23 16 £375 +26.05% 10
West Midlands +19 6 £223 -25.83% 1
East Midlands 0 5 £363 +16.00% 1
East of England -1 5 £313 +25.00% 1
North West +28 4 £288 - 7
South West -3 4 £325 +8.78%
North East -12 2 £400 +33.33%
Yorkshire +15 1 - -
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 142 (100.00%) QA
2 75 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (45.77%) Selenium
4 44 (30.99%) Java
5 36 (25.35%) SQL
5 36 (25.35%) Test Scripting
5 36 (25.35%) Cucumber
6 31 (21.83%) JIRA
7 26 (18.31%) BDD
8 25 (17.61%) Test Automation
8 25 (17.61%) Scrum
9 24 (16.90%) Manual Testing
10 22 (15.49%) WebDriver
11 21 (14.79%) Banking
11 21 (14.79%) Regression Testing
11 21 (14.79%) Finance
11 21 (14.79%) ISEB
11 21 (14.79%) Automation Testing
12 20 (14.08%) .NET
13 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
14 18 (12.68%) Jenkins
15 17 (11.97%) Test Strategy
15 17 (11.97%) Defect Management
15 17 (11.97%) Automated Testing
16 16 (11.27%) TDD
16 16 (11.27%) Performance Testing
17 15 (10.56%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (10.56%) C#
18 14 (9.86%) API Testing
18 14 (9.86%) Non-Functional Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.63%) CMS
2 7 (4.93%) Confluence
3 3 (2.11%) Drupal
3 3 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.41%) JBoss
4 2 (1.41%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.70%) SAS
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.41%) HipChat
2 2 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Magento
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.11%) GitHub
2 2 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) HTTP
1 1 (0.70%) Internet
1 1 (0.70%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.52%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.41%) Big Data
6 2 (1.41%) DB2
6 2 (1.41%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.70%) MS Access
7 1 (0.70%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 65 (45.77%) Selenium
2 36 (25.35%) Cucumber
3 31 (21.83%) JIRA
4 22 (15.49%) WebDriver
5 18 (12.68%) Jenkins
6 13 (9.15%) SoapUI
7 12 (8.45%) Git (software)
8 11 (7.75%) LoadRunner
9 8 (5.63%) JMeter
9 8 (5.63%) TeamCity
10 7 (4.93%) SpecFlow
11 6 (4.23%) Appium
11 6 (4.23%) Subversion
11 6 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.52%) HP UFT
13 4 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.82%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.82%) Eclipse
14 3 (2.11%) NUnit
14 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (14.79%) Banking
1 21 (14.79%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Marketing
3 4 (2.82%) Publishing
4 3 (2.11%) Back Office
4 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.11%) Law
4 3 (2.11%) Legal
5 2 (1.41%) Retail
5 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) French Language
6 1 (0.70%) Front Office
6 1 (0.70%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.08%) .NET
2 13 (9.15%) Gherkin
2 13 (9.15%) HTML
3 12 (8.45%) XML
4 7 (4.93%) CSS
4 7 (4.93%) HTML5
4 7 (4.93%) SOAP
4 7 (4.93%) Web Services
5 5 (3.52%) RESTful
6 3 (2.11%) Behat
6 3 (2.11%) JSON
6 3 (2.11%) Node.js
6 3 (2.11%) REST
6 3 (2.11%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.41%) WebSockets
8 1 (0.70%) CSS3
8 1 (0.70%) React
8 1 (0.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (0.70%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.23%) User Experience
4 5 (3.52%) Derivative
5 3 (2.11%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.11%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.11%) NHS
6 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.41%) Equities
6 2 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.41%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.70%) HoloLens
7 1 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.86%) Linux
1 14 (9.86%) Windows
2 13 (9.15%) Unix
3 8 (5.63%) Android
3 8 (5.63%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.11%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.35%) Test Scripting
3 26 (18.31%) BDD
4 25 (17.61%) Scrum
4 25 (17.61%) Test Automation
5 24 (16.90%) Manual Testing
6 21 (14.79%) Automation Testing
6 21 (14.79%) Regression Testing
7 17 (11.97%) Automated Testing
7 17 (11.97%) Defect Management
7 17 (11.97%) Test Strategy
8 16 (11.27%) Performance Testing
8 16 (11.27%) TDD
9 15 (10.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (9.86%) API Testing
10 14 (9.86%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (8.45%) Waterfall
12 11 (7.75%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (7.75%) Functional Testing
12 11 (7.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.99%) Java
2 36 (25.35%) SQL
3 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.56%) C#
5 7 (4.93%) VBA
6 5 (3.52%) Ruby
6 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.82%) PHP
8 3 (2.11%) Perl
8 3 (2.11%) Python
8 3 (2.11%) Scala
8 3 (2.11%) VBScript
9 2 (1.41%) F#
9 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.70%) C++
10 1 (0.70%) Groovy
10 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (14.79%) ISEB
2 12 (8.45%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.93%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.52%) Degree
6 2 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.41%) HL7
3 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
3 1 (0.70%) WAI
3 1 (0.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Firmware
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (9.15%) Oracle
2 10 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.93%) HP
4 4 (2.82%) Sybase
5 3 (2.11%) Citrix
5 3 (2.11%) Compaq
5 3 (2.11%) Google
5 3 (2.11%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.41%) Adobe
6 2 (1.41%) Apple
6 2 (1.41%) Compuware
6 2 (1.41%) Empirix
6 2 (1.41%) IBM
6 2 (1.41%) New Relic
7 1 (0.70%) Informatica
7 1 (0.70%) Progress
7 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.70%) SAP
7 1 (0.70%) Twitter
7 1 (0.70%) webMethods
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